The Ugly Journey of Our Trash
Marine debris is the rubbish of our everyday lives that makes its way into our ocean. Rubbish travels over land, down streams, rivers and storm drains to the ocean. Once in the ocean, it can drift thousands of miles from its origin to the most remote ocean places, leaving a wake of destruction in its path. Every year, debris kills thousands of marine animals and sea birds, chokes coral reefs and smothers critical environments. It also contaminates our beaches and favorite recreation sites. Better information about sources and impacts is extremely important to drive changes in infrastructure and waste management policies at all levels. Who is responsible? All of us. Together we can help prevent and clear up this mess for a clean, healthy ocean planet.